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21 Nov 2019 16:30 GMT

Bennett, R (Assistant Superintendent)

REMINISCENCES OF THE CAPE GOVERNMENT TELEGRAPHS

MEMOIRS OF FORTY YEARS DEVELOPMENT OF THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH SERVICE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Published: S.A. Newspaper Company, Cape Town, C1900

Edition: First

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First Edition Hardcover Octavo bound in original black cloth boards and has 100 pages. Boards are scarred, extremities worn. This copy has been rebound on spine and with new endpapers. The book contains prelims, a map, frontispiece + 22 wonderful black and white plates. The author was Assistant Superintendent C.T.O. Cape Town and these are his memoirs of 40 years of the development of the Electric Telegraph Service in South Africa. This is a rare account of the early telegraph service including technical changes, Kimberley, the Boer War & personalities, etc. Just after the half-title page, there is Facsimile of the First Cape postage Stamp - Issued in 1863. Overall, this scarce book is in good condition internally.

  • Binding Condition: Fair
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: charl@mantisbooks.co.za
  • Telephone: 0833219905
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT & Paypal
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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